Today, we celebrate International Dentist Day – and what a better way to celebrate than to give our thanks. At Landmark Dental Centre, we are so fortunate to have a team of dentists unique in their passions for dentistry but alike in their dedication to their patients and their needs. Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of each of their patients by offering innovative technology implemented through the collaboration of a highly skilled, caring, and compassionate team. Dr. Brent Corlazzoli, Dr. Hilary Pada, Dr. Angelyn Salaberry, Dr. Amanda Resener and Dr. Doug Liu are committed to a holistic approach to restoring and maintaining your oral health, and natural beauty of your smile. To recognize International Dentist Day this year, celebrate these 10 ways your dentist supports your health.
FIRST // PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY
Your oral and overall health are more connected than you may realize. When it comes to caring for your needs, your dentist always considers preventive dentistry. Your smile is one of the first things people see and can make a lasting impression. When you have good oral health, not only are there positive effects on your overall health, but there is an increase in your confidence, self-esteem and drive socially and professionally. By having you come to regular cleanings and exams, you and your dentist take the necessary steps to keep you happy and healthy for years to come.
SECOND // SCREENS FOR DISEASE
Think of your mouth as a window into what is going on throughout the rest of your body. For your dentist, this window functions as an integral detector of early signs of disease or health concerns pertinent to not only your mouth but your entire body. For a healthy mouth, dental visits can be as easy as keeping to your routine visits with your dental hygienist. But serious medical issues could emerge at some point. While some oral health concerns are benign, they may also be a sign of something more concerning. Our dentists at Landmark Dental Centre provide an examination of lymph nodes and use Velscope to detect changes in tissues. Your dentist will be on the lookout for anything out of the norm, ranging from periodontal disease to rotting teeth, to something as serious as oral cancer.
THIRD // THE ULTIMATE DENTAL EXPERIENCE
Our dentists understand just how anxious or uneasy some may feel about their dental appointments. We offer our patients the ultimate dental experience by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave with your new, confident smile. You’ll be greeted by our welcoming and experienced team who are committed to quality care and will answer any questions or concerns you have along the way. Our services and treatments will provide you with optimum care for your restorative and aesthetic needs
FOURTH // RELIEF FROM DISCOMFORT
Oral discomfort is never ideal – that’s why our dentists do all in their power to make you as comfortable as possible when the dreaded oral discomfort comes on, whether from a cavity or impacted wisdom tooth. At Landmark Dental, our team will get you in for an emergency examination soon as possible so that your dentist can diagnose and relieve your pain.
FIFTH // CARES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY
Finding a dentist that can provide excellent care for every member of your family might not be as simple as finding one for yourself. Besides the fact that everyone’s smile is different, the meaning of dental care can change depending on a number of factors, including the age of the patient. At Landmark Dental Centre, our team of dental professionals is highly trained, experienced, and well-equipped to provide high-quality dental care to your entire family. Children whose primary teeth have yet to fully develop have different needs than children who are preparing to receive their adult set of teeth. Older and senior adults typically have more to take into consideration, such as existing medical conditions and current medications, than adults who are still in the prime of their health. However, what all our patients have in common is the need for healthy teeth, gums, and oral tissues, and a family dentist who understands their unique needs.
SIXTH // GIVES YOU THE SMILE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED
A beautiful smile can increase your confidence, self-esteem and change your life both socially and professionally. Committed to improving your smile, our dentists offer modern, innovative treatments to create a natural, beautiful look.
SEVENTH // OFFERS AN ORAL CARE PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Routine visits to see your dental hygienist at Landmark Dental Centre is an integral part of maintaining and improving your oral and overall health. Our dental hygienist’s work collaboratively with our team of dentists to provide you with excellence in oral health care. Your dentist can help you formulate a plan that includes brushing twice a day along with daily flossing. He can also recommend certain types of brushes, toothpaste and mouth rinses.
EIGHTH // SPECIALIZED CARE FOR MOMS-TO-BE
Routine dental care like cleanings and exams with your dentist can actually protect against preterm labour by helping to prevent gum disease, which links to low birth weight and premature birth. Moms-to-be have long to-do lists before their newborn arrives. Schedule an appointment to talk to your dentist about an oral health care plan as soon as you know you’re pregnant to avoid developing gingivitis or other oral issues that pregnancy may cause.
NINTH // GIVES YOU THE INFORMATION YOU NEED AND WANT
Education and dentistry go hand-in-hand. At Landmark Dental Centre, we believe in passing on knowledge to our patients. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of service and care in the chair and beyond. Your dentist and their team are constantly furthering their education in order to serve you best and to be able to give you the knowledge you want and need in order for your smile to be happy and healthy – they do this through our Resources and Blogs. Consider your nutrition. With all the latest trends from coconut oil pulling to apple cider vinegar and lemon waters, it is hard to always know what the best foods to eat to protect your teeth and oral health. Our dentists will not only be able to tell you what food to avoid but also offer some healthy alternatives. Based on the condition of your teeth and gums, at the end of your exam and cleaning appointment, your dentist will speak with you and hygienist to determine an appropriate ongoing care schedule for you and will identify if there are any further matters relating to your oral health condition that may need to be addressed. Your dentist will ensure that you follow an at-home care routine for your teeth and gums.
TENTH // THE LATEST AND GREATEST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
We are committed to giving our patients a comfortable dental experience while providing them the best functional and aesthetic results. We utilize the latest and most innovative digital dental equipment and services available today. Laser dentistry has made a significant contribution to both general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry and has been an invaluable resource in performing these varying services. Introducing digital technologies into our practice has brought about many exciting changes. We wanted a digital impression system that would create better restorative fits, improved clinical results and reduced appointment time. Some of the most groundbreaking and highly successful digital impression technology worldwide has come from TRIOS®. Our dentists are constantly pursuing the latest means to give you the best possible care and treatment.